Yellowstone roads to close Monday for season

Time is running out to drive Yellowstone National Park’s iconic roads this year.

With one exception, the west, south and east entrances, as well as all roads, will close to vehicle traffic at 8 a.m. Monday, a park news release said. Park officials are preparing for winter snowmobile and snow coach travel, which begins Dec. 15.

The road from Yellowstone’s north entrance at Gardiner, Mont., through Mammoth Hot Springs to the park’s northeast entrance and Cooke City-Silver Gate, Mont., will remain open all year, weather permitting. Travel east of Cooke City-Silver Gate via the Beartooth Highway is not possible from late fall to late spring, the release said.

Visitors driving to and in the park during fall and winter should have flexible travel plans and prepare for changing weather conditions, the release said. Temporary travel restrictions and closures can occur at any time. For current road conditions and closures, visit go.nps.gov/YellRoads or call 307-344-2117.

Yellowstone lodging, camping, service and activity information can be found at nps.gov/yell.

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